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A community in which people have fun, show camaraderie, and treat college football and tailgating as a religion.
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ALERT! We have 4 full days left as of August 28th! $1000 away from making our pledge. We appreciate anything you can do to spread the word. Thanks, TGTN.

** Kickstarter Only gives us the money raised only if we have reached our pledge amount of $7,500 by August 31st. IF WE DO NOT REACH OUR GOAL, ALL PEOPLE WHO DONATED MONEY, GET THEIR MONEY REFUNDED BACK**

Tailgate the Nation" is an upcoming full feature documentary set to be released Late 2010/Early 2011. In the Fall of 2009, Jean-Michel set out on an epic 3 month journey through the United States, to better understand one of America's most recent phenomenons, College Football Tailgating. From August 31st to January 7th, the brothers stopped at 16 different college football tailgating venues, while driving a 1989 24ft Motor home over 13,000 miles. In addition to documenting these tailgates, the crew was also able to meet and interview a wide range of people/fans from various backgrounds all over the nation. The purpose of this film is to show the rest of America and the world, one of America's long lasting communities. A community in which people have fun, show camaraderie, and treat college football and tailgating as a religion. Regardless of whether you have interest in the the sport or not, football is a part of American culture, and to some people, a way of life.

At the moment, we have created a 3 hour rough cut, from the 90 or more hours of footage captured on the road. To be honest, we were just thrilled to make it back in 1 piece. This entire project has strictly been on our own ticket, along with a few personal donations. We have already accomplished a great deal, without any true sponsors. We're currently in a position where we have a good base, but no funding to complete this project to the fullest.

**HEY GUYS, WE HAVE COME SO FAR. WE HAVE SPENT OVER $20,000 DOLLARS OF OUR OWN MONEY TO SHOOT THIS DOCUMENTARY. WE HAVE THE FOOTAGE, WE HAVE THE EDITOR, WE HAVE THE EDITING COMPUTER SET UP & A 3 HOUR ROUGH CUT OF THE MOVIE.

THE POTENTIAL FUNDING WILL GO TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Stock Footage
- Music
- Voiceover(Narration)
-Graphic Design
-Cartoonists
-Web designer
-Film Festival Submissions
-Misc. Post-Production duties

Without any financial assistance, we feel that we cannot get the quality services, in order to make our film the best it can be. Help us keep the dream alive, from an original concept that was created over 2 years ago. If you have any questions and/or comments feel free to email us at info@tailgatethenation.com

Follow us At:
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www.youtube.com/tailgatethenation
www.twitter.com/tailgatefilm
www.tailgatethenation.com

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    Special thanks email and frequent updates from the Crew about the film

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    A DVD Hard copy of the film signed by the us, the Werk brothers. You will also be added in the Special Thanks Credits at the end of the film + the above

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    This is really cool item. A 2011 Tailgate The Nation Calendar +all of the above.

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    A Professionally Printed Photo of your choice from our travels. Framed, & Shipped to you!
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    Join us for a wrap "Tailgate" party/bash here in Los Angeles at the End of 2010 OR
    if you cannot make this event, you can receive a soft Book with photo's and stories from our trip. + all the above
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    A full day showing you around Santa Monica/ LA as well as an evening of Dinner & Drinks with the TGTN filmmakers here OR if we're in your area + all the above

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    You will be credited as ONE of our Associate Producers for the film+ all of the above,

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